Despite all the talk and rumors of Carmelo Anthony leaving the Knicks this summer, his wife tells a different story.
La La Anthony told Bravo TV that she “definitely” thinks her NBA hubby will re-sign with New York.
“I definitely think he will stay. I know that he wants to stay, and I support him wherever he wants to go,” she said. “Listen, I used to live in Denver with him. If I can live in Denver, I can live anywhere. I just want him to be happy.”
Melo is under contract with the Knicks through 2014-15, but has the option to opt out and become a free agent this summer. In October, he said he would test free agency this upcoming off-season.
Though the team isn’t in the best position to compete for a title — unless something drastically changes — they can offer him the biggest contract. Under the collective bargaining agreement, the Knicks can offer him a maximum contract of $129 million over five years, while all other teams can only offer Melo a maximum of $96 million over four years.
Potential teams include the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks — all of which will have the salary-cap space this summer to sign Anthony.